RN - Vascular Surgery Stepdown
Company: Cleveland Clinic
Posted on: May 16, 2022
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- Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established
policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.
Implements and monitors patient care plans.
- Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as
- Monitors and documents patient's condition and effectiveness
and timeliness of care and/or interventions.
- Evaluates, updates and revises plan of care to facilitate
achievement of planned and expected outcomes.
- Serves as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for
well-coordinated patient care.
- Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance
with approved nursing protocol.
- Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders.
- Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs
with members of the healthcare team.
- Assesses educational needs of the patient and significant
others considering cultural issues and other special concerns.
- Provides teaching and educational material as appropriate.
- Validates and documents patient and family understanding of
- Maintains professional growth and development through ongoing
formal and informal education and clinical nursing study.
- Other duties as assigned.Education:
- Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing. BSN
- Current state licensure as Registered Nurse (RN).
- Proof of Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart
Association (AHA) must be presented upon hire.
- If in a Critical Care area an Advanced Cardiac Life Support
(ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) Certification must
be presented upon hire or within first year of employment.
- Within one year of hire RNs in Children's Hospital and
Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation will achieve and maintain
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart
Association (AHA) with the exception of the Neonatal Intensive Care
Unit RNs who must achieve and maintain Neonatal Resuscitation
Program (NRP) through American Heart Association (AHA) provider
status and RNs in the Special Delivery Unit, who must achieve and
maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American
Heart Association (AHA).
- ONS Chemo/Bio course complete within 1 year of employment if
employed on units inpatient and/or outpatient where chemo is
- If in an Adult/Combined EDs, ACLS upon hire or within one year
of beginning work in the Emergency Department.
- If in an ED, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through
American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire or within one year of
beginning work in the Emergency Department.
- In Dedicated Trauma Centers, Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC -
adult) or Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC - pediatric) upon
hire or within 24 months of beginning work in the Emergency
- Vascular Access Registered Nurse (VARN) program attendance
required and obtains either a Certified Registered Nurse Infusion
(CRNI) or Vascular Access Board Certified (VA-BC) certification
upon hire or within a year of hire in Peripherally Inserted Central
Catheter (PICC) areas.Complexity of Work:
- Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the
ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take
appropriate action.Work Experience:
- Minimum one year current acute care RN experience in a hospital
setting required for acute care settings.
- Minimum one year current acute care RN experience and/or
skilled nursing facility (SNF) experience required for SNF care
- Minimum one year current acute care RN experience and/or rehab
experience required for rehab care settings.
- Minimum one year current acute care RN experience and/or
Emergency Department (ED) experience required for ED settings.
- Will consider licensed military RN experience.Physical
- Requires full range of body motion including handling and
lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand
- Requires standing and walking for extended periods of
- Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
- Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular
- Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
- Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than
negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move
- Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light
Work.Personal Protective Equipment:
- Follows standard precautions using personal protective
equipment as required.KEYWORDS: J81, J8-1, Heart, Cardiac, HVTI,
HVI#LI-AF1Since 1995, no hospital in the country has ranked higher
than Cleveland Clinic in cardiac care. Each year, patients travel
from all 50 states and 135 countries to Cleveland Clinic's Sydell
and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute for
expert care and exceptional outcomes.
J81 is a 25-bed surgical step-down telemetry unit with private
rooms. Vascular surgery encompasses the diagnosis and
comprehensive/longitudinal management of disorders of occlusive,
aneurysmal, inflammatory disease, trauma and neurovascular
compressive syndromes involving the arteries and veins of the body.
These include the aorta and its branches, as well as the arteries
of the neck, pelvis and upper and lower extremities, and the venous
Our post-operative patients are those who have undergone thrombotic
therapies, amputations, peripheral bypasses and vascular grafts or
stenting. Co-morbidities of these patients often include
hypertension, diabetes, renal failure and CAD.
The J81 nurse focuses on the needs and care of individuals and
their families. This includes: patient education, health promotion,
care management, assessment for alterations of function and
strategies to help patients maintain, regain and improve function
and prevent disability.
In addition to our vascular population, we often see patients from
Cardiology, Electrophysiology, and Internal/Family Medicine, making
this floor an excellent setting to develop a wide variety of
skills. Through a collaborative process with the physicians and
nursing personnel, a thorough assessment, plan of care and
therapeutic intervention for each patient is executed.
Multidisciplinary rounds from Physical Therapy, Case Management,
Respiratory Therapy, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy and Social
Services are frequently involved in assessing patient needs.
Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established
policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare
This position is eligible for the Student Loan Repayment
Cleveland Clinic is always creating new ways to support our
caregivers, because we believe in caring for you both personally
and professionally. We are proud to invite our registered nurses to
participate in our new student loan repayment program. This program
is available for select RN jobs at all U.S. Cleveland Clinic
The RN selected for this position will be eligible for tuition
reimbursement, relocation assistance, and student loan repayment as
a part of our many offerings to invest in your health, well-being
and future. Apply today and be comforted in knowing you have the
stability and security you need to practice amazing medicine while
moving forward in your career.
Program Offering Overview
For full-time nurses: up to $437.50 per month/lifetime maximum
program benefit of $15,750
For part-time nurses: up to $218.75 per month/lifetime maximum
program benefit of $7,500
- Additional details may apply
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